Would you “Believe Me” if I told you of an upcoming film with a “Christian” message of embezzlement? Some Christians may be offended, others amused, but without doubt “Believe Me” will get Christians talking.
Riot Studios—creators of the surprise hit documentary “Beware of Christians”—debuts its first feature film, “Believe Me”, in theaters and on demand on Sept. 26. Irreverent, funny and insightful, “Believe Me” poses a simple question: “Why believe someone just because he’s speaking on a stage?”
In “Believe Me” Sam Atwell (Alex Russell) stands on stage as thousands of fans go wild. Smart, charismatic, handsome, he moves them with his message, and when he calls for donations to his charity, the money pours in.
Only thing, Sam doesn’t believe a word he’s saying.
Just months earlier, Sam was a typical college senior focused on keg stands, hookups and graduation. But when a surprise tuition bill threatens his dream of law school and leaves him thousands of dollars in the hole, he’s forced to think outside the box. Convincing his three roommates they can make a killing exploiting the gullible church crowd, the guys start a sham charity and begin campaigning across the country, raising funds for a cause as fake as their message.
For Sam, embezzling money is easy compared to getting attention from the person he cares about the most. When Callie (Johanna Braddy), the tour manager and Sam’s love interest, finally uncovers the guys’ ruse, it’s Sam’s moment of truth.
On the final night of the tour, before a packed auditorium but alone in the spotlight, it’s time for Sam Atwell to decide what he really believes.